Contemporary Romance Book Review: In Search of a Prince

About the Book

Title: In Search of a Prince 

Author: Toni Shiloh 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 

Release Date: February 1, 2022

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Publisher's Book Description

“It seems like a dream come true . . . until it forces her to question everything.  


Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha's Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops a bombshell--Brielle is really a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, the king, is failing. 


Distraught by all the secrets her mother kept, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before her coronation, or the crown will pass to another. Brielle is uncertain if she even wants the throne, and with her world totally shaken, where will she find the courage to take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring?”


My Review

In Search of a Prince, by Toni Shiloh, is an utterly charming novel. Authentic, vulnerable, and full of heart, this book welcomes the reader to step onto the sandy shores of a tropical island off the coast of West Africa where plenty of surprises await. With a relevant story that is thoughtfully written and exceedingly meaningful, this novel is genuinely engaging and memorable. 

Featuring elements of sweet romance, a bit of drama, and even hints of mystery and suspense, the plot of this book is certainly entertaining. With significant insight, Ms. Shiloh develops a storyline that graciously and effectively explores friendship, love, forgiveness, purpose, insecurity, loss, restoration, sacrifice, and faith. The first-person point of view of the main character is vivid and immersive. Her personal, spiritual, and emotional journey throughout the novel is real and touching. The secondary characters are also captivating and likable, and the setting of the story is truly enthralling. 

In Search of a Prince is a special book that uplifts and inspires. With hope and introspection, this moving novel beckons the reader to explore the value of selflessness, service, integrity, and tradition. Its lovely blend of romance, mystery, faith, and noteworthy themes make this book very enjoyable. I gladly recommend it, and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Shiloh’s books in the future. 

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and JustRead Publicity Tours. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.

About the Author: Toni Shiloh

“Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novel, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist and Risking Love is a 2020 Selah Award finalist. 

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to help readers find authors. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media.” --Biography from Toni Shiloh’s author page on

Click here to visit Toni Shiloh's website.


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